I feel lucky for the adventures this life has given me.

I found love at first sight, have made true friends, and belong to a great family. I have discovered meaning in this life by trying to serve where I can and believing that God cares about what happens down here. I am deeply proud to be an American.

I love to learn and believe it to be one of the great forces for good in this world. I believe we are capable of doing a better job at educating in this nation and hope to be part of the force for positive change. My vision for education is a driving force in my life—something I cannot go a day without thinking about. It is a passion for which I am willing to risk everything and see through any lengths.